State Troopers are now patrolling Iowa’s highways in flex-fuel vehicles.

In a press conference Tuesday, Iowa Gov. Chet Culver announced that the Iowa State Patrol has received its first order of 10 E-85-compatible patrol cars.

The vehicles are built specifically to be able to burn an 85 percent ethanol fuel blend.

Culver said the state patrol has 119 flex-fuel patrol cars on order, and from this year forward all of the cruisers purchased by the state patrol will be E-85 compatible.